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Volunteering has come to define Asylum Welcome’s unique character and without our volunteers the charity simply would not function.

Last year our 100+ volunteers gave over 15,000 hours. Our volunteers are our biggest asset!

Volunteering with Asylum Welcome gives you the opportunity to get involved in a dynamic movement that cares about social justice. It is also a great way to do something meaningful and rewarding with your time, to gain skills and experience in the charity sector, to make new friends and to make a difference to the lives of others.

We encourage and support our past and present service users and anyone from a refugee background to volunteer.

Hear from some of our volunteers to find out why they support Asylum Welcome – their stories may inspire you to get involved too!

Volunteer Opportunities

CookingAsylum Welcome provides volunteering opportunities for people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a range of different skills and experience. We are committed to offering training and support for new and existing volunteers.

Here is a list of our main volunteer roles; please click on the links to find out more.

Our volunteering needs change throughout the year.

We are recruiting for Detainee Support volunteers, and for anyone who speaks non-European languages, especially Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Amharic or Tigrinya.

Time Commitment

We prefer volunteers to commit to 12 months but in some cases may be able to offer shorter placements.


We welcome students who want to volunteer, especially those with relevant areas of study. We may be able to offer placements for the academic year to students who are not around in the holidays. Similarly we may be able to offer 3 month Summer placements if you can attend training before the 3 months begin.

Work Experience placements

Each year, we can facilitate a small number of school age students who are looking for work experience. We welcome especially those who have an interest in working in the charity sector.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in volunteering with us and you fulfil the criteria mentioned above then please fill out our volunteer application form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..